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Old Mar 21, 2010, 9:52 PM   #21
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Interesting post. I took a few moon shots a while back with my new FZ35.

A few points from another forum that helped me:
-Handheld is fine if you have something to brace against (tripod would be better, but I don't have one).
- I set up my C1 to use the following settings. f4.4, 1/160s, iso100, 486mm.
- I dropped the picture size down to 3Meg in camera and used the EZ zoom to get in closer. This seemed to help with the focus (auto).

Here's a handheld shot. I took some more when it was a full moon, but I find they are more dramatic when there is some shadow.

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Interesting post. I took a few moon shots a while back with my new FZ35.

A few points from another forum that helped me:
-Handheld is fine if you have something to brace against (tripod would be better, but I don't have one).
- I set up my C1 to use the following settings. f4.4, 1/160s, iso100, 486mm.
- I dropped the picture size down to 3Meg in camera and used the EZ zoom to get in closer. This seemed to help with the focus (auto).

Here's a handheld shot. I took some more when it was a full moon, but I find they are more dramatic when there is some shadow.

That is a beautiful shot, I'll be sure and try and set my camera up like that and give it a try. Is it best to shoot when the moon is over head or a little over the horizon?

And thanks Jack for the very detailed settings I'll be sure and follow it to the T. I read the manual, but it's so hard to find the exact settings. Just so much to read thru. I'm going to try and put my pdf instructions on a CD, and get the whole manual printed out for me in a Large spiral bound book.
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 12:03 AM   #23
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Just be patient guys. Follow the steps (Jack's are even better than mine...), slowly, one by one - they actually work! (or there's always the manual...) Once you get the hang of it it's awesome.
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 12:32 AM   #24
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I found the pocket manual on this site very useful for finding where important settings are and what they do.

http://www.seattlepcservice.ie/fz35.htm
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 1:09 AM   #25
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I found the pocket manual on this site very useful for finding where important settings are and what they do.

http://www.seattlepcservice.ie/fz35.htm
Thanks I downloaded that, Wow it's much better. Wayyyy easer to find the most important settings. Thank You so much.
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 1:01 AM   #26
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Interesting post. I took a few moon shots a while back with my new FZ35.

A few points from another forum that helped me:
-Handheld is fine if you have something to brace against (tripod would be better, but I don't have one).
- I set up my C1 to use the following settings. f4.4, 1/160s, iso100, 486mm.
- I dropped the picture size down to 3Meg in camera and used the EZ zoom to get in closer. This seemed to help with the focus (auto).

Here's a handheld shot. I took some more when it was a full moon, but I find they are more dramatic when there is some shadow.

I'm new to the panasonic fz35, I'm dying for a good moon shot.. . how do you change your mm settings?? I know how to do all the others, but you mentioned using 486mm, can you explain this?

How close did you get, did you go up to 35x with the zoom or something less?
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The focal length of 486mm, need not be exact. Just use the zoom necessary to frame the moon as you desire. However, it will be near the end of optical zoom. If you using a tripod, be sure to turn the OIS off prior to your photo of the moon.

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Sarah, why? why turn off the OIS? Didn't know the camera went to 35 zoom either, just 18. Please can you explain further?
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Sarah, why? why turn off the OIS? Didn't know the camera went to 35 zoom either, just 18. Please can you explain further?
Thanks Sarah
set image size to EZ 3mp. gives an extended optical zoom. pretty neat too
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Thanks no-ice, will try that.
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